Paul Wymer, the current city Council member sitting on the District 4 seat, announced his intentions to run for the same seat in the March 2024 municipal election.

“I believe that the city is operating very efficiently on all fronts including public safety; quality-of-life amenities; a lean, streamlined government structure; top-rated schools; and a general overall pride by the citizens to call Rio Rancho home. I would be honored to be re-elected and add to our successes for 4 more years” Wymer said.

He cited some works he believes were successful under his and fellow council members’ watch.

Wymer highlighted the city’s first permanent fund and ongoing roadway improvements citywide as an example.

“The permanent fund will generate ongoing revenue for all Rio Rancho residents, allowing added improvements each year without raising taxes,” Wymer says.

Local neighborhood roadway improvements have included 108 miles of repair and reconstruction with an additional 26 miles slated for 2024.

“We have additional work to do, but we have made great progress towards the monumental task of repairing 327 miles of residential roadways. That progress will result in the road in front of your house being repaired soon,” he added.

Wymer says the city has also made improvements to many main roads including Southern and Unser Boulevards, both of which fall into the District 4 lines.

District 4 of Rio Rancho is encompassed by Idalia Road, Southern Blvd., Unser Blvd., the large arroyo that passes under NM 528 along Arrowhead Ridge and Corrales Road.